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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:02 pm    Post subject: Waiting for Targa 4s Reply with quote

My new targa 4s arrives soon and I live in Central London so stuff Ken! Anybody out there had any problems with this model or have an opinion.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

should be problem free, as the all round 911
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great car! Defo my choice of "next 911" if my boat comes in... I'll have mine in midnight blue or meteor grey!

No particular probs- anyway you'll have a gilt-edged warranty so you can get the dealer to sort any issues. Roofs are sometimes a bit squeaky over rough ground, thats about it.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I've ordered it in midnight blue.
I read there was a few reviews with some problems on 996 targa roof. According to the dealer they are sorted in this version, I shall wait and see... I went to Millbrook last wk on the Driving experience and there was certainly no probs with that one.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

targaJH wrote:
Yes, I've ordered it in midnight blue.
I read there was a few reviews with some problems on 996 targa roof. According to the dealer they are sorted in this version, I shall wait and see... I went to Millbrook last wk on the Driving experience and there was certainly no probs with that one.


glass, metal and rubber.......... will be fine

996 issues were hardly any in reality and 993's were fine as tech has moved on

pics when you get it, PLEASE !

and get ww.elitedetailing.co.uk to get it cleaned proper and you won't regret it

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 997 targa is a great looking car, I would go for one if I could have justified the extra cost. I see one in my village every morning!

Welcome to the club. When exactly to you collect her?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome We want pictures Useless

I haven't seen many 997 targa's around and was only saying to a pal last night what a great GT it would probably make.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome. theres one regularly at my station, great looking car, congrats.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the pleasure of one a while ago!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVrL852ETrw

Lovely car. Check out some more vids under Tokyo997 + )
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 2007 Targa 4S in Canada with 7500Kms. on it now and it has never been back to the dealership for any repairs. Its been perfect. Enjoy. Jeff.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My next car hopefully....... The novelty of having a 996 Targa still hasn't worn off yet and I've had that almost a year now! Congrats on the new purchase.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've had one in midnight blue for over a year now,no issues just loads of fun Thumb
 



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The one thing I would be interested in seeing on the 997 targa is how the appearance would be affected if the chrome side rails were toned down by say, grey anodised finish. Not sure whether it would look better or not, but I'd like to see the effect it would have.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hugo,

love the look of your wheels, can you post a close up please Thumb

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Official Porsche 911 Targa Video on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OngcwP_178&feature=related
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I went to pick up a 997 Targa the OPC said that Porsche have improved the 997 targa roof so that it doesn't squeak or rattle as much as the 996. (I bought the 996 from the someone who bought a new 997 Targa 4s).

I have driven this 997 targa several times (it's now done 2k) and the roof sounds exactly the same as mine (ie. squeaks), so I'm not so sure.

That said, it's still a lovely car and this one is also in midnight blue. As with all dark coloured cars, just be careful how you clean it as the paint shows swirls really easily!! Definitely the right choice IMO.

PS Although the 997 targa is a much better car than the 996 targa, one area that hasn't improved is the roof mechanism. On the 996 you get one button for the blind and one for the roof. On the 997 you get a single button and have to double-click it to get the blind...and I couldn't get blind to work whilst the roof was retracting.

On the flipside, the 997 seats are more comfortable, the cabin looks more modern, the metal down the side of the body looks fantastic, it's a wide body, got better brakes, better lights (both in form, ie. Porsche (round) traditional and quality (xenon)), better suspension and a better engine!!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good mini-review GD - wish it could have been longer! I am steadily saving up the funds for said car. A bit disappointed when you said the roof mechanism isn't any better than a 996's. I read elsewhere it's exactly the same mechanism from the 996 with the only difference being the sliding glass panel in a 997 is a shade lighter than on a 996. Lookswise the car seems to be much more attractive than the 996.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting point about the tint in the roof...I'll have a closer look.

My impression was that the visibility out of the rear of the 997 (with the roof back) was worse than the 996....that said, it's hard enough to see out of the back of the 996 with the roof back! Smile

There's certainly a few 997 Targa's appearing on the market now (mostly the non 'S' variety though), up from virtually 0 around Christmas...so there will certainly be a few to choose from on the 2nd hand market soon (and outside the OPC network).
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry....I mis-explained the roof bit. I meant the glass panel was lighter in weight (not tint!). Agreed it's difficult to look out back with the panel retracted however scrolling back the blind does help matters a bit if you're not already doing that.

Not sure if it's worth going for a non-S model; if you look at the C2 vs C2S debate, it always seems the S model is more in demand and more likely to have stronger residuals later on. Just imo.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:08 pm    Post subject: Targa 4s suspension Reply with quote

Hi

I am wrestling with whether the new Targa 4s is too much of a GT as I have read the suspension set up is alot softer than a coupe? I had a 996 targa which I loved, but it stuggled on a track due to the softer suspension. Does anyone know how the new 997 targa compares, esp given the option to now select Sports on the PSM? Question

Visually I think the targa is gorgeous, I just dont want to feel I cannot take it on a track? Having saved for ages, I am hop ing to get one of the new faclfted versions

Chris
 
  
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